About your Search

20121027
20121104
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)
rules is convinced they are indispensible to democracy. his name is jim bopp. he's best known as the father of citizens united. he's been a leading force in the restructuring of campaign finance law. i caught up with him at his office in terre haute, indiana, and he told me why he believes secrecy is actually good for the political process. >> for people to participate in our democracy, citizens, they have to be able to talk about issues. and it's very important that that be protected, and the first amendment intended that that be protected. if they can't talk about issues because they're afraid that the federal election commission is going to investigate them or they're going to be complained about, or they're going to have to file a report, or they're going to have to do this and do that, then they are driven out of our democracy. >> ryssdal: bopp says disclosure laws keep people from participating in politics. >> anonymity for citizens is a very important concept because people are very reticent to contribute to overtly political entities. associating yourself with politica
. >> it may be slightly more likely than jim mussina's plan a year ago to expand the map into arizona and georgia, but not a lot more. gwen: the other question i have for your guys, is so how late are we going to be up on tuesday? >> i think we'll know by midnight. >> you think? >> yep. >> wow, that is very good. i hope that is true. i don't feel like we've known at midnight for a long time. >> in 2008 we did. but this tracks with 2004 where it's very close ain't comes down to ohio and there are all these rules about provision nal ballots an when they can be counted and how long you can -- i think that the morning of november 7th, we will have an answer. gwen: quickly, jackie? >> i'm going to predict and hope for an early night. i'm not a journalist that likes this much drama. >> yogi bear said predicts are hard especially about the future. but i agree with john, this is going break one way or the other. the dime's not going to land on its side and we'll know by midnight. gwen: that was not even -- >> what about you? >> gwen: i will be at this very table and i will be here as long as
the air. jim munley had help clearing trees from his house in budd lake, new jersey. >> it started blowing real heavy after dark, and we lost our lights, like so many other people. we have a propane generator, so that kicked in, so that was a relief. but then about 11:00, it started blowing real hard. and between 11:00 and i'd said 12:30, the trees started coming down. but we were lucky-- it didn't hit the house. we had some limbs hit the house, but nothing structural. we have no phones, but like i said, we do have lights. we're running probably about 25 gallons a day. that's gallons not pounds. it uses up a lot of propane. i started with 200 and i've got probably 40 left. if you've been around in the woods any length of time, you know that you've got to have yourself prepared. we've got plenty of food. both cars are full of gas. so we're in pretty good shape. the house is in livable shape. a lot of people in worse shape than us. this is not an uncommon situation. but this destruction is uncommon. i've never seen this kind of destruction. those trees have been here a long time and they cam
is the new direction? one prominent local citizen isn't tipping his hand. we met green bay mayor jim schmitt at a.l.s. hamburger shop. i noticed you're not endorsing either candidate. why's that? >> no. you what... what? look, i'm the mayor. i know who i want to be mayor, but when it comes to... >> reporter: you feel good about that one! >> i feel pretty good about that endorsement. >> reporter: mayor schmitt may be the smartest politician around. with a constituency fiercely divided and independent, he directed us to his own house a few blocks away. there we found one sign for a democratic state assembly candidate and another for a republican running for the state senate. >> ifill: president obama and mitt romney rescheduled their wisconsin events for later this week. want to examine the fallout no matter who wins? you can explore every electoral college scenario in our vote 2012 map center. >> woodruff: is an alert from a drug-sniffing dog enough to justify police searching a home or a car? that's the question the supreme court explored today in two cases. marcia coyle of the "national law
,000 debate, first debate jim lehrer asked george w. bush, tell us one good thing about bill clinton. >> fema an james lee whit, and the tragedy of gorge w bush's administration, fema and michael brown at the time of katrina. barack obama rebuilt it. and we are seeing it it work and respond. >> woodruff: do you think the storm could be making that much of a difference. >> i think the perception and you see activity and you see the chris christie thing. people are saying why is christie doing this, for his own mattal ambitions. >> i don't think there is anything like that when you are the governor of a state, a state you love that is in your heart and soul you feel an intense sense of stewardship. and when it gets wallopped by the storm the poll particulars seems irrelevant at this point. and as christie said, i don't care about the politics. if he is going to help me with my state, he is going to help the people of my state, then i'm grateful and i will work with him. so i think it is as simple as that. and i think he has been perfectly willing to hold the view that he's not a good steward of
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)